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Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy – 1971

Muddy Waters in Concert 

Muddy Waters, otherwise known as the “Father of Electric Blues” is throwing it down with this version of Mannish Boy.  One of his classic tracks, this performance takes place in 1971 at the University of Oregon. Furthermore, this performance also includes the road-tested talents of George “Harmonica” Smith, Pinetop Perkins on piano, Pee Wee Madison and Sammy Lawhorn on guitars, Calvin “Fuzz” Jones on bass and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith on drums.

Apart from Mannish Boy, other tracks performed are, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Long Distance Call,” “Got My Mojo Working” and “Crawlin’ Kingsnake.”  For all you Blues protégés, Muddy Waters is absolutely “required reading” if you are even considering playing the blues.  

Although, the “King of the Southside Chicago Blues” may be gone. There are thousands of blues musicians still performing his music today in his honor.  Furthermore, there are a lot of albums that labels are releasing that are worth looking into for great blues.  I recomend checking out Muddy Waters Folk Singer to truly appreciate what this man did for future generations.  Anything you choose, you won’t be disapointed! Stay Tuned!

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